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Posted on April 28 2022

What is the job outlook for Poland in 2022?

By  Editor
Updated January 10 2024

Poland, a country in Central Europe, is the sixth-largest economy of the European Union (EU) and also one of the fastest-growing economies in Europe.

A democratic country, the Republic of Poland offers a high quality of living. Tourism is one of its main revenue generators. It is renowned for its breath-taking environs, with activities such as skiing, sea bathing, sailing, and mountain climbing, attracting tourists from abroad.

As Poland is located in Europe's center, it is well connected to all the developed economies of Europe. It has well-established trading connections with countries such as Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Spain, among others. Because of its political and economic stability, skilled workers, and large domestic market, Poland is one of the suggested places for investment and development.

Present scenario

According to the Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS), employment in the private sector in Poland grew by 2.4% in March 2022 compared to the corresponding period of 2021. Employment, on a monthly basis, increased by 0.2% for the same period. Growth in paid employment was noted in 2022

A study conducted by the Polish Minister of Development, Labor and Technology in 2021 revealed that there is a shortage of skilled workers in sectors of construction, manufacturing (electricians, tailors, welders, and tool makers), healthcare (physiotherapists doctors, nursing professionals, and ambulance workers), transport (bus drivers, truck drivers, and stock clerks), food (cook and bakers), education (vocational training staff). There is also a shortage of automobile mechanics and accountants.

Another study revealed that there would be a shortage of skilled workers in science, engineering, business, administration, etc. Of these, 34% of job openings are for high-level professionals and 15% of them for sales and services professionals.

Job outlook by sector

According to the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), the sectors where there is expected to be the largest employment growth in Poland would be oil and gas and repair of household goods.

With Poland, too, like other European countries, facing problems such as the aging of working-age populations, there will be a demand for skilled workers in artificial intelligence and other sectors of information technology (IT).

The highest-paid professionals in Poland as of 2021 are doctors/surgeons whose annual pay will range from 14,900 PLN to 42,800 PLN (Poland Zloty), where 1 PLN equals €0.21. Bank managers could expect to be paid 9,540 PLN to 27,400 PLN, and orthodontists can expect an annual income of 8,050 PLN to 23,100 PLN. Payments of professors and marketing directors could range from 7,160 PLN to 20,500 PLN and from 5,370 PLN to 15,400 PLN, respectively.

If you are currently looking for an overseas career and plan to work in Poland in 2022, contact Y-Axis, the World's No. 1 Immigration Consultant

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